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Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill tab

Solsbury Hill (album version) - Peter Gabriel
from Peter Gabriel (Car, Rain) 1977

tabbed by Analog Kid
analog.kid@comcast.net

Peter's debut solo single written in 1976 about his departure from Genesis in 1975.

The song is in 7/4 with the last 2 measures of each chorus in 4/4.

There are many versions of this tab, some of which come close and some of which do not 
at all.
This is my interpretation of the studio version transcribed for guitar with bass and 
keyboard accompanyment.

For solo acoustic guitar, I suggest you check out Warren Gash's (saffronboots) Solsbury 
Hill Tutorial
on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Mp8cTBoIs) in which he presents a hybrid 
version that includes
elements from the keyboard and bass parts.



A         X02220
Dadd9     X04230
Amaj9     X02100
Asus2     X02200
F#m       XX4222
E7        XX0100
Dmaj7*    XX0675
E7/D      XX0434
Dmaj7     XX0222
D         XX0232
E         XXX454
Esus4     XXX455





Capo 2nd


Intro

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        A  Dadd9          A     Dadd9 A  Amaj9

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--------2-h3----------3---2-------3---2----------0-|
----------------2-----------2-----2---2---1---1-2--|
--------2-h4------4-----------2---4---2---2--------|
--------------------0-----2-------0---0------------|
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        A  Dadd9          A     Dadd9 A  Amaj9

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--------2-h3----------5---2-------3---2----------0-|
----------------2-----------2-----2---2---1---1-2--| .    4
--------2-h4------4-----------2---4---2---2--------| .  times
--------------------0-----2-------0---0------------|
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        A  Dadd9          A     Dadd9 A  Amaj9

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--------2-h3----------5---2-------3---2----------0-|
----------------2-----------2-----2---2---1---1-2--|
--------2-h4------4-----------2---4---2---2--------|
--------------------0-----2-------0---0------------|
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Verse

   A    Amaj9  A Asus2

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---2-----------2-----------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------2----2-2---------------------------------|
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                      Climbing up on Solsbury Hill


   A    Amaj9  A Asus2

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---2-----------2-----------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------2----2-2---------------------------------|
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                       I could see the city lights


  F#m    E7  Dmaj7

---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---4------0----4-4---------------------------------|
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                Wind was blowing, time stood still


  F#m    E7  Dmaj7
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---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---4------0----4-4---------------------------------|
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                       Eagle flew out of the night


   A    Amaj9  A Asus2

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---2-----------2-----------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------2----2-2---------------------------------|
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                       He was something to observe


   A    Amaj9  A Asus2

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---2-----------2-----------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------2----2-2---------------------------------|
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                     Came in close I heard a voice


  F#m    E7  Dmaj7

---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---4------0----4-4---------------------------------|
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                   Standing stretching every nerve


  F#m    E7  Dmaj7

---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------0----2-2---------------------------------|
---2------1----2-2---------------------------------|
---4------0----4-4---------------------------------|
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                     I had to listen had no choice


 Dmaj7*  E7/D  Dmaj7

---5------4----2-2---------------------------------|
---7------3----2-2---------------------------------|
---6------4----2-2---------------------------------|
---0------0----0-0---------------------------------|
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       I did not believe the information


 Dmaj7*  E7/D  Dmaj7

---5------4----2-2---------------------------------|
---7------3----2-2---------------------------------|
---6------4----2-2---------------------------------|
---0------0----0-0---------------------------------|
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       Just had to trust imagination


 Dmaj7*  E7/D  Dmaj7

---5------4----2-2---------------------------------|
---7------3----2-2---------------------------------|
---6------4----2-2---------------------------------|
---0------0----0-0---------------------------------|
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      My heart going  boom boom boom


Dmaj7* E7/D Dmaj7 D        A         Esus4    E

---5---4---2----2----------0-----------5------4----|
---7---3---2----3----------2-----------5------5----|
---6---4---2----2----------2-----------4------4----|
---0---0---0----0----------2-----------------------|
---------------------------0-----------------------|
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 Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home




To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Tho' my life was in a rut
"Till I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home."
(Back home.)


When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" I said "You can keep my things,
They've come to take me home."
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